30th March 2021
To help prevent spread of the virus, our office remains closed. You can still contact us 24/7 on 01768 861400 or via email (only emergency services are available outside standard office hours).
If a member of staff or a contractor has to come to your home, please wear a face covering if you are able to – this helps keep all of us safe.
If you are ill or self-isolating we will only come into your home to fix risk to life emergencies.
We are prioritising Emergency and Urgent Repairs and safety checks.
Please consider this before reporting repairs.
If engineers are ill or self-isolating, we have to change appointments.
Many non-urgent repairs are being delayed.
We’re working hard to keep things running smoothly.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
If you do have contractors visiting your home please:
- Open the windows before they arrive
- Clean the area they will be working
- Wear a mask/face covering
- Stay at least 2 metres/6 feet away – in a different room if possible
Repairs should be reported by calling 01768 861434 or 0800 3581401. (Report emergencies 24/7 using these numbers).
Safety Checks – gas/electric/oil/chimney sweeping/stair-lifts
It’s very important that you let our contractors in for safety works. All our engineers are working as safely as possible.
We are still checking rent accounts weekly and will contact you about rent that is owed. We will try to help you make sure that arrears do not build up to an unmanageable level.
If you are worried about paying your rent please contact us ASAP.
Our Benefits and Debt Advice Service
Please call or email if you need help with debt or benefits and we will arrange a call back from our independent support service run by Cumbria Law Centre.
We are still advertising and letting homes, though the process is taking longer than usual. We are prioritising those in most urgent need.
If you have a query about a shortlist, please email if you can rather than ringing.
Homelessness and Housing Advice Service
Please call 01768 861499 if you need help.
We are now allowed to meet up outside with others, including in our gardens. The rule of six applies – so no more than 6 people from different households.
If you are only meeting one other household, you can have more than six people, but if you’re meeting in your garden, please remember that it’s still important not to cause nuisance to your neighbours.
You can now be fined for breaking the self-isolation rules.
Please make sure that you follow the rules to help control spread of the virus.
Our Assisted Living and Extra-Care Schemes
All sites are closed to visitors other than family providing care and support and others delivering vital repairs services or health/care services.
Although our office is closed…
Staff are still working. Please call or email them direct or email [email protected] or call 01768 861400 if you need to talk with someone and your message will be passed on.
Our staff will do what they reasonably can to help and support you. This is a worrying and difficult time for many and we appreciate your patience and understanding. Please continue to treat our staff with respect – we will not tolerate abuse.